Mr Alexander's Travelling Show
WorkshopsMr Alexander’s workshops are as varied and original as his shows. He has organised workshops for a huge range of clients, from Barclays Bank executives to young offenders. All his workshops are devised as bespoke events and vary depending on the outcomes sought by the commissioning organisations. They fall broadly into three categories, but elements of all three are often combined. They can be a simple, one-off event, or a series of linked sessions.
Mr Alexander believes that a good workshop offers a unique learning experience for participants, whether they are present just to have a good time, or, if there are more serious objectives, they are there specifically to learn. On most occasions they manage both.
Circus WorkshopsMr Alexander has developed the Circus Workshop almost into an art form. He uses circus as a tool of personal and social education and at the same time allows participants to have a really good time. The whole range of circus equipment is used and everything is demonstrated and explained carefully so those involved feel empowered and able to have a go at something. It is suitable for all ages and abilities.
As the workshop progresses, particular learning points are made, many of which can be extended into everyday or professional life, so that learning circus becomes a metaphor for all our learning experiences.
From the importance of recognising our attitudes to failure to understanding our differing learning styles, the circus workshop rapidly becomes much more than just a physical challenge.
Mr Alexander has
used drama as a learning medium as a full time drama teacher. His sessions
are guaranteed to involve even the most reticent, and can be devised to
follow any theme, whether towards a performance or celebration or just
for its own sake. The classic drama workshop allows participants to examine
the phenomenon of being human in all its aspects in an easy and enjoyable
Theatre WorkshopsAs co-founder and director of Cat’s Paw Theatre (visit their website at http://www.catspawtheatre.co.uk ) Mr Alexander uses the techniques of Forum Theatre to explore themes for those with some theatre experience. He has developed sessions for amateur and professional actors and for young people with a particular interest in theatre.
Forum Theatre offers a fascinating examination of personal and social issues through improvisation, developing a unique ‘rehearsal for reality’ which changes lives in extraordinary and powerful ways. The techniques involved considerably extend the actor’s repertoire of skills.